Program Description

The Chancellor's Office supports Ph.D.-bound CSU students through the California Pre-Doctoral Program:

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to diversify the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of students who are upper division undergraduates or master's students on a California State University campus, economically or educationally disadvantaged, with focused research interests, and an interest in a university faculty career.

Students who are chosen for this prestigious award are designated "Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars" as a tribute to Dr. Sally Casanova, for whom the scholarship is named.

Each Pre-Doctoral Scholar is mentored by a faculty sponsor and receives financial support for activities related to applying to, and developing her or his candidacy for doctoral programs.